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Edward Lampert

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Sears Holdings Corporation, ESL Investments

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He’s the chairman of Sears Holdings Corporation, which includes Sears, Kenmore, Lands End, and Kmart (for which he helped to rebuild after bankruptcy). He’s also the founder, chairman, and CEO of ESL Investments, a private investment company that Lampert started at the ripe age of 25. In 2010 he was ranked #101 in Forbes’ list of the 400 richest Americans.